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Hey There Delilah Chords

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Song: Hey there Delilah
Artist: Plain White T's
Tabbed by: Tup


Capo 2nd fret:
Fingerpicking is optional, you can just strum it and it sounds okay.
No bar chords needed. Enjoy!


Intro: C Em C Em


((Verse chords))
C           
Hey there Delilah,
              Em 
What’s it like in New York City? 
        C                 
I’m a thousand miles away, 
           Em
But girl tonight you look so pretty, 
          Am     
Yes you do, 
F                                          Am
Time Square can’t shine as bright as you, 
                 G
I swear it’s true. 

**verse chords**
Hey there Delilah, 
Don’t you worry about the distance, 
I’m right there if you get lonely, 
Give this song another listen, 
Close your eyes, 
Listen to my voice it’s my disguise, 
I’m by your side. 


((Chorus chords))
C                     Am
Oh it’s what you do to me, 
Oh it’s what you do to me, 
Oh it’s what you do to me, 
Oh it’s what you do to me, 

C                      
What you do to me. 

**verse chords**
Hey there Delilah, 
I know times are getting hard, 
But just believe me girl some day, 
I'll pay the bills with this guitar, 
We'll have it good, 
We'll have the life we knew we would, 
My word is good. 

**verse chords**
Hey there Delilah, 
I’ve got so much left to say, 
If every simple song I wrote to you, 
Would take your breath away, 
I’d write it all, 
Even more in love with me you’d fall, 
We’d have it all. 

**chorus chords**
Oh it’s what you do to me, 
Oh it’s what you do to me, 
Oh it’s what you do to me, 
Oh it’s what you do to me. 


**bridge:**
 F 
A thousand miles seems pretty far, 
   G
But they’ve got planes and trains and cars, 
  C                                            Am
I’d walk to you if I had no other way, 
F
Our friends would all make fun of us, 
G
And we'll just laugh along because, 
C                                                      Am
We know that none of them have felt this way, 
F
Delilah I can promise you, 
G
That by the time that we get through, 
Em                                   Am
The world will never ever be the same,
G                  G
And you’re to blame. 


((extended verse:))
C                                   Em
Hey there Delilah you be good, And don’t you miss me, 
               C                              
Two more years and you’ll be done with school, 
        Em
And I'll be making history, 
Am
Like I do, 
F                                      Am
You’ll know it's all because of you, 
Am                             
We can do whatever we want to,
F                             Am
Hey there Delilah here's to you, 
G                           G
This one’s for you. 

**chorus till fade out**
Oh it’s what you do to me, 
Oh it’s what you do to me, 
Oh it’s what you do to me, 
Oh it’s what you do to me, 
What you do to me. 

C             Am....... C!
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bigfitz79 wrote on March 30 2007, 06:19 pm

Generally pretty good, but there's a few transition chords missing, such as the Am/G (302210) after the Am in each verse, and there's also a quick B note in each line of the chorus before it gets back to C. If you're picking you can play it as X20010.
Also, there's a set of chords missing during last chorus where it says"
"You’ll know it's all because of you, We can do whatever we want to"

And it'd be nice to write the chords all the way through. But like I said, generally pretty good.

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chall_99 wrote on August 8 2007, 02:53 pm

i agree with bigfitz79 that for the most part this is good. i found this tab with the capo makes it much easier to play and the song is pretty simple - playing clean and consistent is key.

there are some transitions that seem to get lost, but i'm not going to argue that a chord post has to handle them, you can use tabs or figure them out (that's what productive comments are for).

anyways, there are some key switches in the verse and chorus, as mentioned above. for fingering it, i found that a simple walk up the A string between the Am and C works great with these capo'ed chords. as in:
...C...............Am..............C..... (and so on...)
e:-----------------------------*-----------
B:---1---1---1---1---1---1---1-------1-----
G:---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-------0-----
D:-----2-------2-------2---------------2---
A:-3--(3)--3--(3)--0--(0)--0---0+2+3--(0)-- (+walk up A to C chord bass)
E:-----------------------------*-----------
...1.&.2.&.3.&.4.&.1.&.2.&.3.&.4.&.1.&.2...

You can even walk back down to Am every now and then to change it up (I think I hear this a couple of times thrown in there)
...C...............Am..............C..... (and so on...)
e:-------------*---------------*----------
B:---1---1---1-------1---1---1-------1----
G:---0---0---0-------0---0---0-------0----
D:-----2---------------2---------------2--
A:-3--(3)--3---3>2>0--(0)--0---0+2+3--(0)- (>walk A down to Am bass)
E:-------------*---------------*---------- (+walk A up to C bass)
...1.&.2.&.3.&.4.&.1.&.2.&.3.&.4.&.1.&.2...

Anyways, I think it sounds good and don't know what the guy above is complaining about. JohnRz...221, do you have a capo on 2? what sucks?

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